Flatliners—Joel Schumacher’s silly and stylish slice of 90s cheese in which a group of medical students (Keifer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt) decide to investigate the afterlife by “dying” for a few minutes in order to gain near-death experiences, and are then haunted by what they see—is finally getting the remake that absolutely no one was for.
Yes, that’s right, Flatliners, the cornball 1990 supernatural horror film all the more frightening for Kevin Bacon’s haircut rather than any ghostly hokum, is going to be remade by the director of the original The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, Niels Arden Oplev, and written by Ben Ripley (Source Code). And, as Cinema Blend notes, as silly as Flatliners is, it can’t be much worse than the Schumacher version because, hey, Schumacher won’t be involved in the remake, which is something.
No release date has yet been announced for the Flatliners project, though one shouldn’t expect it anytime soon—Oplev is set to release Dead Man Down just next week, and is currently at work directing the pilot for the CBS mini-series Under the Dome, based upon the Stephen King novel of the same name.
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Source: Cinema Blend